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Cundy added it was hard to say how many people were missing, but he said police did not expect to find any survivors in the search of the tower.

There has been growing fury on the low-rent estate where residents wanted answers on why the fire was able to spread so rapidly and why complaints about safety had been ignored.

Responding to concerns about the speed at which the identities of the dead are being released, Commander Cundy added: "I absolutely understand the frustration of why figures haven't been released earlier".

Desperate family and friends of missing Grenfell Tower residents have taken to social media to appeal for information, as authorities continue to search the gutted London apartment block for more bodies. "So that 58 would include that 30", the spokesman said Saturday. Earlier the police figured the death toll at 30.

Queen Elizabeth II visited West London to meet with those who were affected by the fire, as did Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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Newly-appointed Indian-origin housing minister in the Department for Communities and Local Government, Alok Sharma, said, "Every single family will be rehoused in the local area". The death toll is expected to rise, as at least 60 people remain unaccounted for. There are a lot of courageous firefighters and police and ambulance workers. "And once it's safe, they are going to go into the building", he said while trying to pacify the crowd".

The Government's £5 million emergency fund is already being spent on clothing and food to help the dispossessed and NHS London will provide counselling and bereavement support to families.

A Kensington Palace spokesman said: 'The tragedy at Grenfell Tower has left a number of local people in need of urgent assistance.

"I'm not here to blame anyone, that's not my concern", she said.

It has since emerged that the U.S. had banned the type of cladding thought to have been used on Grenfell Tower.

Grenfell Tower recovery efforts ongoing as death toll reaches 30
Clement's Notting Dale, a church near the tower, has turned into an informal center for people searching for friends and family. A spokesperson for Merseyside Fire and Rescue said an inspection of high rises across the region is now a top priority.

As the victims of the fire entered the Downing Street, hundreds of demonstrators had gathered in Whitehall to protest against the prime minister.

The first victim to be formally identified was Mohammed Alhajali, a 23-year-old Syrian refugee, who came to Britain in 2014 with his brother.

The incident took place on Wednesday shortly before 12:50 am, when a fridge on the fourth floor exploded into flames.

"There is considerable damage within Grenfell Tower", he said.

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